Anthrax: A Biological Weapon

Biological warfare has been around since the 19th century. It can include any organism or toxin found in nature to kill or injure people. Many nations are seeking ways to acquire biological weapons to use against other nations and there have been many concerns of terrorist groups having the technology to use them. In fact, … Read more

Airway Mucus Research Paper

Airway mucus is part of inborn immunity that facilitates the elimination of inhaled microorganisms. Antibacterial mechanisms such as lysozymes and defensins, which are contained in airway mucus, are key components of this inborn immunity (Gerson et al. 2000). While this defense mechanisms remains prevalent in cystic fibrosis patients it appears to be compromised in that … Read more

Fecal Transplant Case Study Essay

Q1A: What is a fecal transplant (also called a fecal microbiome transplant, or a poop transplant)? Fecal transplant is to obtain fecal, or poop, sample, mix it with saline, and place it in patients. This treatment is used to treat clostridium difficile infection which is caused invasion of an anaerobic, gram-negative, sporeforming bacteria. This invasion … Read more

Lyme Disease Research Paper

Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that affects over 200,000 each year. It is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted through the bite of blacklegged ticks (deer ticks). These ticks are found in grassy and wooded areas. Female nymphal or young black-legged ticks carry and transmit the Lyme disease bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi … Read more

Indole Test Lab Report Essay

My partner and I were given unknown number 3 in the laboratory. After performing various tests over the course of a few weeks on our unknown, we came to the conclusion that our unknown organism is Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae). K. pneumoniae is a gram negative bacillus shaped microorganism. We observed that K. pneumoniae is … Read more

Erlenmeyer Synthesis Essay

In the second separation of this experiment, the Erlenmeyer flask with the first filtrate was put into a beaker so the filtrate was in the beaker. The beaker was then heated on a hotplate until near boiling. After the whey protein had precipitated, a vacuum filter was used to filter out the whey. These proteins … Read more